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James Ron Nelson University of Nebraska, Lincoln, USA

J. Ron Nelson, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders. He received the 2000 Distinguished Initial Career Research Award by the Council for Exceptional Children. Dr. Nelson has received over 20 million dollars to support his research, published over 130 peer reviewed research papers and developed a number of behavior (e.g., The Think Time Strategy) and literacy (e.g., Stepping Stones to Literacy) interventions that have been recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. He is the author of four books: Vocabulary Learning: Tools and Strategies for Teaching Students with Learning Difficulties, Instructional Practices for Students with Behavioral Disorders (2008),  Strategies for Reading, Writing, and Math, Comprehensive Behavior Management: Individualized, Classroom, and School-wide Approaches, and Understanding and Interpreting Educational Research.